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Steamboat briefs: Oktoberfest set to come Steamboat Springs this fall

Visit Steamboat Springs on Sept. 18 and 19 for a fabulous weekend of Oktoberfest traditions, including Rocky Mountain beer, Colorado Beef cook-off, local food specialties and festivities unique to Steamboat Springs. Saturday's event, OktoberWest, presented by Resort Group at the Steamboat Mountain Village, is free to attend and will feature great live music by The Ben Miller Band, the I Love Beef Cook Off and plenty of regional beers to taste from the 35 Beer Garden brewers.

Saturday ticket pricing is as follows:

■ Beef tasting — $20 at the door; $17 online

■ Beer garden entrance — $35 at the door; $29 online

■ Beef tasting and beer garden combo — $45 at the door; $42 online

Attendees must be 21 or older to enter the Beer Garden.

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To reserve tickets, visit steamboatoktoberwest.com.

Yoga on the Green to continue through Aug. 22

The Botanic Park has been filled this summer with Yoga on the Green. Weather permitting, classes will continue to run from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Aug. 22. Thursday's 5:30 p.m. class ended July 16.  Everyone is invited to join this community gathering for all levels yoga on the serene, secluded Botanic Park Green. Suggested donations of $10 help support Steamboat's beautiful high altitude botanic park.  Bring a mat or towel and water. Snacks are offered after practice as a gracious gift, 'prasad' in Sanskrit, a way to say thank you for this opportunity to give and receive.

For more information, call or text Patty at 970-846-5608, email zimmer@springsips.com or visit yampariverbotanicpark.org.

Ski Resort will conduct rock blasting operations

Steamboat Ski Resort will be conducting rock blasting operations Monday through Thursday on Longhorn trail and the new Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club training trail. Areas associated with the blasting will be closed to the public, and some adjoining trails and access points may also be closed or impacted. Please respect all construction signage and detours, and stay clear of closed areas during this time.

City of Steamboat Springs to sponsor trip for seniors

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Community Services Department is sponsoring a Day in Denver on Aug 7 for seniors 55 and older. The cost is $20 and includes transportation. All other costs, including admission fees and meals, are the responsibility of participants.

For additional details and to register, visit steamboatsprings.net/rec or call 970-879-4300.

Design committee seeks volunteers for projects

The Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Design Committee is looking for volunteers. The committee focuses on how downtown Steamboat looks and functions.

Some of the projects the committee has completed included the downtown bus shelters; adopting Eagle Scout Park for cleanup, plantings and ongoing maintenance; assisting with the design and execution of the streetscape plan on Lincoln Avenue; and flower baskets. Upcoming projects will include the Yampa Street revitalization and advocacy for sidewalks on Oak Street. The committee meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.

Call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800 for more information or to sign up for a meeting reminder email list.

LIFT-UP of Routt County seeks volunteers to work

LIFT-UP of Routt County is seeking volunteers to work in the organization's donation center, food bank and thrift store. Duties include sorting donations, stocking shelves, greeting the public and pricing merchandise. Benefits include bonus bucks to spend in the thrift store. To volunteer or for more information, call Jackie at 970-870-0727.

Program offers opportunity to learn English at library

Community members have the opportunity to learn English while bringing their preschool children to a special children's program through Integrated Community, which is held from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Participants are asked to bring a healthy snack, and there is a $30 fee to register for this Colorado Mountain College class. Call Jen at 970-846-2076 for more information.

VNA: Residents should be aware during tick season

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association advises residents be aware of ticks and tick-borne diseases during spring and summer months, when ticks are most active. Tick bites in Colorado can result in Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tick-borne relapsing fever.

Ticks should be removed from skin as soon as possible. People who remove ticks from a person or a pet need to wash their hands immediately. If you become ill after a tick bite or exposure to ticks, seek prompt medical attention.

Ticks are commonly found in wooded or brushy areas with tall grass. They may also inhabit rustic mountain cabins where chipmunks and other rodents may have visited. Wear protective clothing — long-sleeved shirts and long pants — and do thorough tick checks after being in areas where ticks may be present. For information on how to safely remove a tick that has settled into the skin, visit cdc.gov/ticks.

Integrated Community in need of volunteer tutors

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is seeking volunteers for its adult and youth English tutoring programs. 

Volunteers are trained and matched with either an immigrant student in need of academic support or a limited-English speaking community member, depending on preference. 

Pairs are asked to meet for one hour per week. No foreign language experience is necessary. Email or call Erin at educate@ciiccolorado.org or 970-819-3720.

Location for rechargeable battery collection changed

Steamboat Springs City Hall is no longer accepting rechargeable, lithium and button cell batteries for recycling. These items can be dropped off at Mogil's on the Mountain in Dream Island Plaza during their business hours, which are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For a complete list of recycling locations, visit yvsc.org.